Off to a Great Start! 5 Strategies for Opening Guided Inquiry Units


Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 2.25.01 PMHow you begin a unit of inquiry can make or break participation, engagement and student motivation to learn.  In this webinar for the LMC @ The Forefront community, author Leslie Maniotes shared 5 engaging ways to get you off to a great start for opening guided inquiry units.  She gave advice for how to kickoff inquiry units using openings that will invite students to learn, grow their curiosity, support student questioning, and build a community of learners.  Leslie began with a quick overview of the design framework as described in the book Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School.  She then explored five sample strategies for the Open phase in depth. The examples included a variety of content (Social Studies, Science, Literacy, Humanities, Art) that can easily be applied to your next unit no matter the content. This even included a discussion of the curation of materials for Open Inquiry for schools, particularly of interest to librarians.  View the webinar to learn strategies for opening guided inquiry units!

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